Donor Giving Societies

The Shoe Box Society for Planned Giving

The Shoe Box Society for Planned Giving is designed to honor those who utilize estate planning to support the mission of the NATA Foundation. These commitments hearken back to the visionaries who founded NATA in Kansas City in 1950. Those pioneers undoubtedly knew their efforts would benefit all who would follow them in the profession much more than themselves.

Membership is open to those who have made a planned gift or who have designated the NATA Foundation in their estate plans. Any size commitment qualifies an individual for membership.  Please contact the NATA Director, Jennifer Yoder, at (972)532-8805 to discuss your planned giving options.  You may also complete the enrollment form found here.

Benefits to Joining

In addition to knowing that a planned gift will benefit the NATA Foundation at the AT profession in the future, you also have the opportunity to motivate others to make a planned gift or to designate the NATA Foundation in an estate plan. Members have the option of allowing us to highlight their planned giving commitment through:

  • Recognition on a plaque at the NATA office
  • Wearing a commemorative pin to wear in addition to their current recognition pin.*

*Shoe Box Society pins for new members and any needed replacement pins for existing members may be picked up at the NATA Foundation’s booth each year during NATA’s annual convention.
**Shoe Box Society members will be posted on our website, in various publications, and acknowledged in public.  If you prefer to keep your membership anonymous, please contact Jennifer Yoder at

Current Shoe Box Society Members Include:

Marjorie Albohm
Ronnie Barnes
Patsy Brown
W. David and Amy Carr
Robert and Teresa Casmus
Ralph (Ray) and Katherine Castle
David Colt
Robert (R.T.) and Susan (Lisa) Floyd
Joe Gieck
Catherine Grove
Mary (Susan) Guyer
Mark and Laura Hoffman
Mark and Judy Letendre
Ken Locker


Lindsy McLean
David Perrin
Mark and Beth Pfeil
Charles Redmond
Robb Rehberg
Kent Scriber
Sandra (Sandy) Schultz
Michael and Kathleen Sitler
Walter (Kip) Smith
Jeffrey Stone
Cindy Trowbridge
John (Phil) and Bethany Vardiman
Michael Wilkinson
Jennifer Yoder


The AT Loyal Giving Society

When Athletic Trainers support the NATA Foundation, their investment yields great  returns:

  • It will ensure practical research and education programs that will benefit them personally.
  • It will give them the tools necessary to provide the best care possible.
  • It will meaningfully help to solidify the athletic trainer’s role as the healthcare provider of choice for the physically active.

In recognition of its 25th Anniversary, the NATA Foundation created the AT Loyal Giving Society.
NATA Member’s donations are lifetime accumulated through the end of each calendar year.  Members have the opportunity to “level up” each year based on their giving accumulated totals.

Each year a member “levels up”, they will receive a new AT Loyal lapel pin signifying their commitment to the NATA Foundation and the opportunities their programs provide for the AT profession.
*AT Loyal pins for “leveling up”  and any needed replacement pins for current members may be picked up at the NATA Foundation’s booth each year during NATA’s annual convention.

AT Loyal Donor Levels
Legacy Donor $10,000+
Platinum Donor $5,000-$9,999
Gold Donor $2,500-$4,999
Silver Donor $1,000-$2,499
Bronze Donor $500-$999
Foundation Donor $250-$499
Foundation Friend $1-$249

***AT Loyal Legacy, Platinum and Gold members will be posted on our website.  AT Loyal members may be recognized  in various publications, and acknowledged in public.  AT Loyal membership lists will be updated annually (typically by May) with the prior calendar year’s results..  If you prefer to keep your membership anonymous, please contact Jennifer Yoder at

AT Loyal Legacy Donors
as of 12/31/22
Thomas Abdenour (D8)
James R. Andrews (D9)
Katherine Dieringer (D6)
Robert (R.T.) Floyd (D9)
Joe Gieck (D3)
Lance Gill (D8)
Robert Kersey (D8)
Richard Malacrea (D2)
Scott Sailor (D8)
Cynthia Trowbridge (D6)

AT Loyal Platinum Donors
as of 12/31/22
Brad Brown (D6)
Robert Cantu (D1)
Michelle Cleary (D8)
David Colt (D3)
Brian Conway (D5)
AJ Duffy III (D2)
Jean Durski (D11)
Mike Ferrara (D1)
Louise Fincher (D3)
Tony Fitzpatrick (D10)
Robert Gray (D4)
Susan Guyer (D1)
MaryBeth Horodyski (D9)
Darren Johnson (D9)
Jeff Konin (D9)
Mark Letendre (D7)
Jill Manners (D9)
Eric McDonnell (D5)
Lori Michener (D8)
Dale Mildenberger (D7)
Elizabeth Nadler (D7)
David Perrin (D7)
Bart Peterson (D7)
Richard Ray (D4)
J. Timothy Sensor (D2)
Jeffrey Stone (D1)
James Thornton (D2)
Kavin Tsang (D8)
Craig Voll (D4)
Gary Ward (D5)

AT Loyal Gold Donors
as of 12/31/22
Adam Annaccone (D6)
Patricia Aronson (D3)
Ronnie Barnes (D2)
Katherine Breedlove (D1)
Nancy Burke (D3)
Robert Cable (D3)
Kenneth Cameron (D2)
Marchell Cuppett (D9)
Jasmine DeBose (D6)
Craig Denegar (D1)
Janice Desi (D1)
Thomas Dompier (D2)
Bill Drake (D10)
Dawn Emerson (D3)
James Gallaspy (D9)
Greg Gardner (D5)
Francis George (D1)
Kevin Guskiewicz (D3)
Rod Harter (D6)
Joseph Iezzi (D2)
Lennart Johns (D2)
Ky Kugler (D8)
Scott Lawrance (D4)
Thomas Koto (D10)
John Leard (D1)
Roberta Malacrea (D2)
Christopher Mathewson (D7)
Julie Max (D8)
Cynthia McKnight (D8)
Melissa Montgomery (D8)
Valerie Moody (D10)
John Parsons (D4)
Christopher Peduzzi (D2)
Mark Romanick (D5)
Charles Redmond (D1)
Scott Richter (D10)
Gretchen Schlabach (D11)
Kathleen Schniedwind (D11)
Clark Simpson (D4)
Chad Starkey (D4)
Stephen Straub (D1)
LesLee Taylor (D5)
Melinda Terry (D6)
Brady Tripp (D9)
Patricia Tripp (D9)
Paul Ullucci (D1)
Michael Van Bruggen (D9)
Phil Vardiman (D5)
Ron Walker (D5)
Frank Walters (D9)
Rod Walters (D3)
Jack Weakley (D2)
Michael Wilkinson (D9)